Lance Corporal Lancaster "Lanny" Brown-Bey
81mm Mortar Platoon
Battalion Landing Team 2/26
Lance Corporal Lancaster "Lanny" Brown-Bey, Detroit, Michigan, age 19.
Died on October 1, 1968, in a barrage of artillery fire from across the Ben Hai River in North Vietnam onto his platoon's landing zone, LZ Duster.
LCpl Brown-Bey had fought bravely as a mortar squad leader in the chaos of LZ Margo two weeks earlier.
On September 16, 2018, fifty years after the battle of LZ Margo, Lanny Brown-Bey's dog tags came home to his loving family, as his surviving brothers from Battalion Landing Team 2/26 stood tall.
LCpl Lancaster Brown-Bey. Photo courtesy of his sister Esther Lewis and their family.